A Round-by-Round History of the Kansas City Chiefs' Drafts

Every pick, every position since 1967

It's almost here.

The 2015 NFL Draft officially kicks off on Thursday night in Chicago, Illinois.

2015 NFL Draft Schedule

Date

Round(s)

Time

Thursday, April 30

1

7pm CT

Friday, May 1

2-3

6pm CT

Saturday, May 2

4-7

11am CT

Throughout the past few weeks we've chronicled every pick for the Kansas City Chiefs in every draft since 1967.

Now that we're just a few days away from the start of this year's draft, let's take another quick look at the history of the Chiefs' drafts and see what trends, if any that might continue in 2015.

In 1967, a system called the "common draft" was implemented for the AFL and NFL. In this system, the two leagues held a joint draft for college players. The "common draft" existed until 1969 as the AFL and NFL would officially merge in 1970.


Round 1: 47 Players Drafted Since 1967 (Click here for more Information)

Most popular position: Offensive Line (12)

Most popular school: LSU (4)

Notable players: Tamba Hali (2006), Derrick Johnson (2005), Tony Gonzalez (1997), Derrick Thomas (1989), Gary Green (1977)

Current players: Dee Ford (2014), Eric Fisher (2013), Dontari Poe (2012), Eric Berry (2010), Tamba Hali (2006), Derrick Johnson (2005)


Round 2: 40 Players Drafted Since 1967 (Click here for more information)

Most popular position: Defensive Line and Offensive Line (7)

Most popular school: Iowa, Notre Dame, Penn State (2)

Notable players: Christian Okoye (1987), Joe Delaney (1981), Ed Podolak (1969), Willie Lanier (1967), Jim Lynch (1967)

Current players:Jeff Allen (2012)


Round 3: 52 Players Drafted Since 1967 (Click here for more information)

Most popular position: Defensive Line (10)

Most popular school:North Carolina State, Tennessee (3)

Notable players:Justin Houston (2011), Jamaal Charles (2008), Will Shields (1993), Albert Lewis (1983), Gary Spani (1978)

Current players:Phillip Gaines (2014), Knile Davis (2013), Travis Kelce (2013), Donald Stephenson (2012), Justin Houston (2011), Allen Bailey (2011), Jamaal Charles (2008), Dustin Colquitt (2005)


Round 4: 48 Players Drafted Since 1967 (Click here for more information)

Most popular position: Linebacker, Wide Receiver (10)

Most popular school:TCU (3)

Notable players:Jared Allen (2004), Donnie Edwards (1996), Jack Rudnay (1969)

Current players: De'Anthony Thomas (2014)


Round 5: 51 Players Drafted Since 1967 (Click here for more information)

Most popular position: Defensive backs (10)

Most popular school:Notre Dame (3)* *

Notable players: Brandon Carr (2008), Dante Hall (2000), Joe Horn (1996), Jim Arnold (1983), Carlos Carson (1980)

Current players:Aaron Murray (2014), Sanders Commings (2013)


Round 6: 53 Players Drafted Since 1967 (Click here for more information)

Most popular position:Offensive line, Wide receiver (12)

Most popular school:Pittsburgh (3)

Notable players:Jimmy Wilkerson (2003), James Saxon (1988),

Current players:Zach Fulton (2014), Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (2014), Eric Kush (2013), Cyrus Gray (2012)


Round 7: 55 Players Drafted Since 1967 (Click here for more information)

Most popular position: Defensive Back, Offensive Line (10)

Most popular school:Iowa, Kansas Michigan, San Diego State, Stanford, Tennessee State (2)

Notable players:Danan Hughes (1993), Dave Szott (1990), Eric Warfield (1988),* *Kevin Ross (1984),

Current players:Mike Catapano (2013), Junior Hemingway (2012)


Photos of college prospects projected to go to the Chiefs.

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